The unit can switch any one of eight inputs to one computer graphics video, one unbalanced and one balanced stereo audio and one twisted pair output.
The VP−81KSi is designed to work with a family of Step−In modules: the SI−1VGA, SI−1VGAT and WSI−1VGA. These Step−in modules are part of Kramer's Table Mount Solution Products, such as the line of TBUS models, which are mounted in or below conference room tables.
With the VP−81KSi, meeting attendees can connect the computer graphics video and audio from their laptops into the module located in a TBUS at their seat. The module is prewired to the switcher that is connected to the projector. Every attendee can make his laptop the active device on display by pressing a switch in the module.
The VP−81KSi is HDTV compatible and has a very high video bandwidth of 440 MHz (−3dB) to ensure transparent performance for signals with resolutions up to WUXGA. It also includes Kr−isp™, Kramer’s innovative integrated sync processing technology. Kr−isp™ restores the sync signal waveform to provide a sharp, stable image even when the sync level is too low.
Additional features include: audio−follow−video (AFV) switching and an audio breakaway option that switches video and audio channels independently; DDC (Display Data Channel) communication between the selected input and output on pins 12 and 15 of the 15−pin HD connector; Kramer’s I−EDIDPro™ intelligent EDID processing algorithm that ensures plug and play operation for analog systems; a volume control for the audio inputs; a standard 15−pin HD output connector and a CAT 5 output for compatible Kramer twisted pair receivers to provide long distance signal transmission.
Larger virtual systems can be created by cascading eight VP−81KSi switchers to form a 57 input virtual switcher for use in a very large conference center installation.
The VP−81KSi switcher offers several very flexible control options including front panel buttons, remote step−in modules, RS−232, RS−485, Ethernet via a built−in web server, contact closure & IR remote control (remote is included). It has a worldwide power supply that operates on 100−240V AC, fits a standard 19” rack mount and includes a standard pair of rack mount “ears”.
The VP−81KSi is currently in stock and available from Kramer Electronics sales companies around the world. Complete product information can be found at www.kramerelectronics.com.